Carnage House

Oh the carnage! I went out to do some grocery shopping. I was only gone from the house for about an hour, and this is what I came home to.

Yoshi managed to get into some recycling and shredded an orange juice container, a soup container, and a cream container. That wasn’t enough though. He also ate a gingerbread house. He left the wet sticky candies on the floor, but the whole house got eaten.

The bad part is that when I was starting to drive away I remembered that I needed the grocery bags. When I returned to the house Yoshi looked very guilty but I didn’t see anything amiss. If I had thought a bit about it, I would have just brought him with me. I could have prevented this mess.

Spastic Toys

When we got back from the playground this morning, Yoshi was very happy to see us. He was quite spastic since he hadn’t been walked yet.

As the kids got settled in the house, Amy wanted a toy on the floor. We had used it on the couch to block Yoshi from sleeping there.

I then saw her sippy cup on his bed totally mangled. Bits and pieces everywhere. Aaargh. He had several of his toys all about and yet he rummaged through a cloth shopping bag to find this to chew on.

Apparently it had some leftover milk in it which made it extra tasty.

Appease Yoshi

Today I decided to try and appease Yoshi by leaving something out for him to chew on. He has been getting worse and worse since we moved and he has started wrecking toys, books, and CD’s. Already we clean up as much as we can, and leave Yoshi toys out for him. Apparently this is not enough though.

Today, as an experiment, I left a yoghurt container out fully expecting him to destroy it.

Sure enough, he did. What I hadn’t counted on was it thrashing his gums. Several of the pieces had dried blood on them. Sorry Yoshi.

When I went to get Yoshi his dinner I then discovered another surprise downstairs. The lid to his food container was open. I know he had gotten into it once before since our dog walked caught him in the act. Sure enough he didn’t touch his dinner. I am pretty sure I didn’t leave the lid open, but there is a slim possibility I didn’t close it. Or maybe I didn’t close it all the way and he nudged it open enough to prop the lid up. I don’t know.

When Sox is back in town I think I will try getting up early to walk him more and see if that has an effect on his destructive tendencies.

Yoshi Frustrating

Below is what greeted me when we came home today after a trip to Mattick’s Farm. Yoshi was a bad dog.

I thought we had blocked him out of everything bad, but I guess we forgot to close the kitchen door. I know he was trying to get at the scambled egg pan, but he sure made a mess of things. The pan was ruined and is now in the garbage, along with the spatula. Thankfully nothing else was wrecked.

The oven door is a mystery. That must have happened when he was getting the pan off the stove. That dog is so frustrating sometimes.

Yoshi Spoons

That dog did it again. Yoshi shredded an empty cereal box today. Beet was playing with it this morning and we didn’t think to put it in a safe place before we left. Yoshi also chewed up a couple of Beet’s spoons. More items added to the list.

When will we get around to building that dog a padded white room, and locking him in it during the day? Every time something gets wrecked I blame ourselves.

Dog Loaf

Today our cleaning lady was coming, so we did the mandatory house tidy beforehand. Since the house was so clean, and the garbages empty, we didn’t close the doors to the kitchen. We thought we had dog proofed the house.

Sox got home early today and called me to tell me Yoshi had eaten most of a loaf of bread. We had started it this morning and had used one slice. There was only three remaining. That dog!

Not the first time he has eaten bread either.

Here is the running list.

Mistakes Charm

Well, it has happened again. Yoshi got into something he shouldn’t have. Someday Sue and I will learn, but for now, we keep making the same mistakes. We know that there are things that Yoshi will chew on if he has access to them.

Today he got into Aphro’s food, and her watering container. I’m sure Aphro isn’t too upset about the food since it was mainly her leftover crumbles that she doesn’t like to eat, but I am a little upset at the water container. Sheesh. As if we don’t already provide enough chew toys for Yoshi.

I’ve wanted to create a list of things Yoshi has eaten/chewed/destroyed for quite a while. Here is the start of that list.

Plastic Items:

  • measuring cup
  • cutting board
  • ice cream pail
  • Aphro’s water container
  • recycling items
  • flashlight
  • BBQ scraper brush
  • container with not-yet-dry red paint
  • Sprout’s brush

Wood Items:

  • salad servers
  • napkin holder

Misc Items:

  • cat food
  • cat litter
  • drain plugs (2 of them)
  • deck of cards

These lists are not complete. I know there are more, and when I remember them I will update this post. Yoshi is a pretty crazy dog, just part of his charm.

[update 1] added paint container and brush
[update 2] added deck of cards